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ed henry at the white house. we begin with alicia in dallas. alicia? >> hi, greta. yes, cameras were there and following via helicopter when amber vincent left the hospital here dallas and went to the airport to love field to head out toward atlanta. to emory university hospital. amber vi latest healthcare worker from this hospital in dallas to be diagnosed with ebola. she has 75 colleagues here at the hospital who are now being heavily monitored according to those who work here and the cdc, vincent and the others who treated duncan were in a situation in which they were dealing with quite a bit of multiple types of bodily fluids drawing blood, using catheters, wiping saliva from his mouth. cleaning up vomit and diarrhea all of which are known to transmit the disease. what's more, the largest nurse's union in the country says those on duty for the first two days did not have
proper training or equipment. and things still aren't up to par. nurses complained about necks being he can posed and told to put on medical tape against transmission. the cdc along with dallas city and county hospital officials today acknowledged things could have been better. when thomas eric duncan arrived and they realized that they had an ebola case in their facility, officials say they also wanted to calm any sense of panic in the public, reminding people that this virus while incredibly dangerous is infecting two specific populations, healthcare workers and those who have been to west africa. you also have to come into close contact with an infect person. still, hazmat clean up crews went to vincent's apartment to seal it off and warn neighbors that she has been diagnosed with ebola. vincent does not have pets but she was in the midst of planning her wedding with her fiance and mother. the mayor of dallas today warned the public that this is going to get worse before it gets better and that there really shouldn't be
that much surprise should we hear about yet another diagnosis of one of the healthcare workers here and we are also, greta, just getting breaking news out of amarillo, texas, there is a hospital there on lockdown because a patient walked into the er with ebola-type symptoms. now, this person has not been to west africa but visiting with people who have recently been there. greta? >> leisha, thank you. right now those two selfless nurses fighting for their lives to beat ebola. meanwhile dozens of healthcare workers being hun tored. and now the concern expanded to 100 commercial airline passengers. they are being tracked down so how did this terrifying ebola crisis right here in the u.s. start? griff jenkins reports from dallas. >> just over two weeks ago thomas duncan diagnosed with ebola he brought to the united states. two american nurses who tried to save him have contracted the ebola virus.
nina pham and amber vincent were part of the team here. just two of nearly 100 doctors, assistants who tried to save thomas duncan's life. the dire situation now calling in to question this hospital's ability to contain the deadly disease. today, 78 hospital employees are being monitored, considered at risk of carrying the virus and they are not alone. 48 others, community members who came into contact with duncan before his diagnosis are also under watch. but just how many of them will contract the virus? the answer is unclear. what we do know is that the latest cases have people in dallas very worried. here at the apartment complex where amber lives, it has been swarming with police, firefighters, and emergency workers in hazmat suits. much of that taking place at the actual apartment well beyond the media's view. it is 6:15 a.m. city officials began knocking on doors here to inform the neighbors that a resident has ebola. on the record getting access to amber's apartment but
security saying. no. >> and at this point there is even more cause for concern. after checking herself in at the hospital, amber flew from cleveland back here to dallas on frontier airlines, now officials are reaching out to the passengers on that flight. 132 passengers and anyone around them now at risk of getting this deadly disease. and griff jenkins joins us live from dallas. griff? greta, hi. the airplane is back in service. those in the monitoring group are prohibited from traveling. we learned that from the cdc as we talked to people in dallas and this community. questions remain what about that monitoring group? can they go to movies and restaurants and grocery stores? we north getting any answers so far out of the officials here. that's certainly a concern of the folks as we hears a alicia reported the mayor
said don't be surprised if beget another case of healthcare worker contracting this deadly virus. greta? >> griff, thank you. and right now, nurse number two, amber vincent is on her way to atlanta's emory hospital. that's where three ebola patients have been successfully treated. fox news correspondent jonathan serrie is live in atlanta. jonathan? >> hi, greta. amber vincent is, indeed, on her way to atlanta up in the air on board that medevac jet as we speak. this evening she was seen wearing a yellow protective suit as she was escorted on to that aircraft. the plane should be landing shortly here in atlanta where an ambulance will take vin sent to emory university hospital for treatment in a special isolation unit. one of only four around the country. this is the same facility that successfully treated medical missionaries kent brantly and nancy writebol over the summer. a third unnamed patient who arrived at emory in the late summer is still undergoing
treatment there but expected to be released in the very near future. amber vincent is one of two dallas healthcare workers who became ill after helping in the treatment of thomas duncan, an ebola patient who eventually died from the disease. cdc director tom frieden said vincent should not have taken that commercial flight on october 13 while she was self-monitoring for possible infections. she apparently had a low grade fever of 99.5 before boarding the flight, but exhibited no other symptoms. and checked into a hospital for isolation after landing. trying to contact all passengers on board flight 1143 from cleveland to dallas-fort worth on october 13th. cdc officials here say that the risk of any of other passengers on that flight becoming infectside extremely low but they want to contact each of them to assess the risk and out of an abundance of caution.
greta? >> jonathan, thank you. and those two selfless nurses trying to save the life of someone they never met. an ebola patient right now fighting for their own lives. today an outraged nurse's union describing the harrowing conditions those nurses faced as they tried to treat the liberian ebola victim. the union says there was no protocol. there was no system. the nurses were ask asked to call the infectious disease department and joining us president of the american nurse's association. thanks for joining us, pam. different from the union, right? >> yes. what's your assessment of what happened here with these nurses? >> it appears that early on that precautions that were being followed were believed to be effective, including the techniques of applying personal protective equipment and taking that off and following all the requirements. i think we have seen now with the unfortunate advent of whatever measures they were using were not
effective. >> dr. brantly who got ebola in liberia, i was listening to a woman on a radio on a foreign radio network, and she said that she was there and the thing that disturbed all the people there in liberia is that he was the most meticulous. he covered himself -- he was the one who covered himself more than anybody else and he got ebola. so i know while we are quibbling over a lot of this protective gear, i'm curious whether you can ever be safe. >> i think we've shown over many years that we have been able to prevent other infectious diseases by use of universal precautions. so that's become the effective standard in the u.s. when we have a new pathogen like this that requires a much higher level of paying attention to the actual detailed procedured in the order in which the equipment is used. i think we are seeing there is the potential to have gaps in that process. knowing that ebola seems to affect individuals where there is any exposure of skin. so that's why now we are really moving to look at using the full protective
equipment really head to toe. >> where do you get your directions? that situation is that from the hospital or the cdc? where should that have originated? >> we looked at the cdc for the general guidelines. these are% in the u.s. and with contacts around the world. and so we have been following those guidelines. we are anxiously awaiting any findings from the investigation in dallas as to whether, again, there is specific equipment or procedure or any additional requirements that need to be put in place in order to protect workers and so we do continue to looked to the cdc to be really vigilant and transparent in sharing their findings and hopefully upgrading or clarifying any additional requirements that are necessary. >> my colleague alicia acuna just reported there is a lockdown at a hospital in amarillo, i don't know if the person has ebola or not. what does that do -- i can't imagine being the nurses on the front -- if you are an emergency room nurse, you are the front line. >> i would think nurses have been very sense advertised to the fact that we have to
screen every patient that comes. in particularly emergency room or outpatient department that has a fever and has any of the other array of symptoms that accompany ebola. >> but if -- say somebody has a fever, you just going to put on the hazmat suit and greet every patient who has a pfeiffer in a -- fever in hazmat suit. >> there are other questions, have they traveled to western africa. do they have any other symptoms of pain or abdominal distress. this is beginning to be flu season. many people showing up with a fever. up to the team to do a thorough assessment. any doubt at all put that patient in isolation. >> to see if a person has a fever. you have got to touch the person or stick a thermometer in the person. putting yourself at risk while you make a determination is this flu or is this ebola? >> but it would be unrealistic to care for every person that comes into an emergency room with a full hazmat gear. >> totally unrealistic. >> you are not contagious when you have no symptoms. you tell me that's absolutely true?
>> that's what we know about the virus at this time. >> and why are you not contagious when you are not showing the symptoms? >> because right now we do not believe there is airborne contamination or spread of disease so you would have to come in contact with other bodily fluids. usually as the disease progresses is when you see the vomiting and diarrhea which is the more likely exposure. >> that's when you are shedding the virus? >> correct. >> pam, thank you. >> thank you. >> now to the white house, president obama canceling a fundraising trip. yes, you heard right president obama canceling fundraising trip to stay at the white house and discuss the ebola crisis. ed? >> good to he sue. in fact, the president has more fundraising tomorrow. it will be interesting to see whether or not he goes forward with that we are getting very close to the midterm election. you are right. he cancelled fundraising d a campaign event. knowledge and connecticut today because, look, he wanted to call this cabinet meeting. show that he is getting on top of this ebola emergency. he has had questions about his leadership and a whole
range of crises ranging from isis, of course, back to ebola. and the bottom line is in recent weeks and months, they have pushed back repeatedly about, you know, we're not going to curtail the president's fund funding campaigning because no matter where he goes 24/7 he is the commander and chief. he has secure phone lines e doesn't need to cut short his schedule. in fact, over the summer one of his top aides told the "new york times" we might unduly scare people. this was abrupt reversal today because that was because they realized the severity of the situation. one of the remaining questions moving forward is, given the fact that the president is now talking about sending in swat teams within 24 hours, get a lot more cdc pepper nell and others on the ground if god forbid there is another infection somewhere, one thing he is still holding back on is not doing a full travel ban from western africa. i pressed josh ernest on that today. he said look we have already
got safeguards in place. only been one case where somebody slipped on those by lying on the forms. speaker john boehner is saying he doesn't think that's good enough for him. he wants a full travel ban to make sure we protect the country. of the reason the white house is pink behind me is for breast cancer awareness month, greta. >> ed, thank you. >> good to see you. just a few weeks ago, president obama insisted chances of an ebola outbreak in america were, quote, extremely low. now president obama is canceling those fundraisers as ed said to of course to prevent an outbreak. our political panel "weekly standard" steve hayes and chief political correspondent byron york and national review jim garety. steve, when we had the benghazi crisis back in september is of 2012. the president didn't counsel. he went to vegas. now we see a different response tonight. >> yeah. i think he was smart to cancel the fundraisers. i think he would have been smart to take this more seriously or talk about it in a more serious way a week
ago or weeks ago. had you not only the reversal by the president who said there wasn't going to be outbreak and gave reassuring words in september and canceling fundraisers. you have also had the abrupt shift in tone from dr. frieden who was saying a week ago he we will stop ebola in its tracks. offering as many reassuring words as he possibly could. and then said over the weekend, you know, we have got to rethink the way we are addressing ebola in this country. that's the kind of shift, those are the kind of changes and language that i think are going to ultimately be unsettling and these early words that were meant to reassure will have people understanding and noticing the changes and language. >> byron, i guess they are all walking a fine line. we are walking a fine line. on the one hand we don't want to send everybody into a panic. but this is a fatal disease if you get it and untreated. even if it's treated it might be fatal. on the other hand, you don't want people to be so relaxed that they are not responding to a real danger. i mean, the president, you know, steve says the president should talk about it more seriously, would he have put it in a worse panic
or maybe we need to be in a panic. i don't know. >> look, people are already very worried about this. this new fox poll shows deep concern about this. the president was trying to catch up, again, with public opinion here try to appear to be in control. when the facts are saying otherwise. the cdc is not inspiring any confidence in people. very unlikely for ebola to show up in the united states, he also said in the unlikely event that it does happen, we are very prepared. and the events in dallas have shown that to be completely wrong. >> jim, this whole thing that they are now casting people's -- fever coming in from a couple poor cities in the united states airports. but if you get ebola on day one, and you are not going to show symptoms for 21 days, if you fly on day 10, you are not going to have a fever and that fever test is ridiculous. >> this system has already failed once with mr. duncan. i have got -- i guess we are
hoping no one has taken a tylenol to naturally suppress the elevated temperature they would have couple weeks ago the cdc director said we are going to stop it in its tracks. they couldn't stop it round trip flight to cleveland. don't worry it's not as bad as it looks. >> i suspect that they don't want to start a panic. i think that's such a tough line to call. you know, i don't know where that line is. >> even if you think that that's true. i think that was probably the primary concern. i think the way that dr. frieden was talking about this a week ago, the way the president was talking about it three weeks ago, you can understand that their primary concern was avoiding a panic. i'm just questioning what their primary concern should have been. it's one thing to want to avoid a panic. i think we all recognize this is a very tough balance. it's another thing to put at risk public health potentially. >> i blame the hospital in texas, for sending duncan home. if they had admitted duncan, they probably -- number one, he might have saved his life and secondly he wouldn't
have been spreading it. >> even then the cdc said they had these protocols in place at hospitals around there and that are now proven to be absolutely inadequate. as far as panic is concerned. when the first word we get that a person has gone to the hospital with ebola and we see workers in these hazmat suits go to their apartments, that is what is spreading this concern. >> but, on the other hand, we really do need to be concerned. >> yes. >> because it is a very serious problem. >> nothing spreads panic like the sense that you are not really getting the full story from the people in charge. >> that's a great point. if you feel like you are just being slicked a little bit. >> spun. whatever the word is panel, as always, thank you. straight ahead former congressman allen west goes "on the record." he fought in iraq. is he going to tell you if president obama's air strikes are working. former congressman allen west goes "on the record" next. movie star gary sin kneesy he is famous for playing dan in forrest gump. is he known for extraordinary work with extraordinary work with wounded warriors. for over 60,000 california foster children,
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developing right now the u.s. military launching 18 air strikes as the battle for kobani rages on. fiercely fighting town on the border. in iraq the u.s. dropping bombs in several areas near baghdad. get, this today the pentagon finally announcing name for its campaign against isis. operation inherent resolve. former congressman allen west joins us. good evening, sir. >> genk, greta, how are you? >> i'm very well. well, you fought in iraq. so you have probably a better idea about iraq than
a lot of us, so tell me, are these air strikes workingy? no think are not working, if you go doo an analysis from the 8th of office when the president october the 13th. we run to 44 0 air strikes in syria and iraq. that amounts to about 5.8 to 6 air strikes a day. you have seen an uptick in operations there in and around kobani but isis still holds about 50% of kobani. the bottom line is we are not degrating. we certainly aren't destroying isis. they continue to conduct offensive operations in this week alone. they have overrun another iraqi army base in the town of hit. they are also pressuring a former iraqi air base in the vicinity of the town of al assad. they are running operations through assad bombing operations into baghdad rite now. they are about 18 miles from the baghdad international airport. and with some artillery that
they have captured from the iraqi army they could threaten baghdad airport. >> all right. so tell me, i mean, the president is not going to put booze on the ground. he has said that i don't expect that. there are a lot of countries that aren't poniying up money that ought to be, saudi arabia is might most notable one. if there are no boots on the ground and we keep doing air strikes, tell me, where does this lead? what's the end and when is the end? d, you know, what happens? >> well, what happens is the collapse of the kurdish, person member go forces and turkey is aiding that they are abetting that isis is doing their bidding by taking on and destroying the kurds as well as turkey is now bombing the kurdish people inside turkey itself. you will see isis continue to operate. they don't have to overtake baghdad. the bottom line is if they can run terrorist operations into baghdad and possibly even threaten that baghdad airport. they will cut off baghdad from any type of
reinforcement. the only thing that you can potentially see happen since the president is once again being recals strand and reticent of committing ground forces is that he goes to iran and asks the iranian revolutionary guide and shiite militias to take care of isis which means we have to pay a very heavy price to iran by easenning up sanctions and also allowing them to further their nuclear weapons program. >> so you don't think that iran would just sort of -- i mean, i realize iran is fighting isis and odd sort of perverse way we are fighting with iran against isis. so you don't think that isis would just be allowed to sort of build and build and then iran would look the other way? you think they would actually engage and fight isis? >> you are absolutely right. because it does come down to the sunni, she a schism that is there. and iran would love nothing better than to take on this sunni terrorist group and defeat them. and they will probably use hezbollah as well to do that and make sure that they continue to prop up bashar al assad.
>> let me ask you this. what do you think president obama thinks is going to happen? >> i don't think president obama is thinking about this whatsoever. the fact that you see this very, i don't know, again, an incoherent name for this operation. inherent resolve. the only people showing resolve in this current conflict are the kurds who are fighting against the turks. against isis. fighting even against the iraqi government. and then, of course, isis who continues to advance even under these quote, unquote air strikes that we are running. so i don't think the president is considering this whatsoever and i believe that is he going to do everything he possibly can to just wait this out. and let it become the problem of a new presidential administration in two years. >> congressman can, thank you, sir. >> thank you, greta. >> and isis may be using chemical weapons, three kurdish soldiers may have been killed biochemical weapons. that's not all. there are fears isis may have control over duquesne chemical weapons stockpile
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does isis have chemical weapons. are they using them. defense one reports isis may have used chemical weapons against kurd soldiers. that's not all. reports that isis has gained control over decontain chemical weapons stockpile thought to be left over from saddam hussein's reign. and the "new york times" is reporting the pentagon hid information that u.s. troops were exposed to nerve or mustard agents following the
2003 invasion of iraq. now, according to that report, the government secrecy prevented troops from getting critical medical care. now for more on both stories kevin barron executive editor of the news site defense one joins us. good evening. >> good evening. >> did isis use chemical weapons on the kurds this summer? >> well, that's the big maybe, right? there is video evidence of kurd soldiers who received blisters and may have been exposed to some sort of blistering agent that seems to indicate there was some sort of exposure. >> not overwhelming evidence or slight evidence. how powerful is the evidence? the kurds have claimed it to be so. the troubling part is that areas around fallujah, areas bunkers that you mentioned from the 80's that have been sealed by the united nations in concrete that there has been long protracted talks of how to access them to,
you know, get rid are of these chemical weapons. >> now, these chemical weapons you are talking about, these are chemical weapons that predated before 1991, right? these are not chemical weapons that the bush administration was looking for when it went into iraq in march of 2003? these are a very watered duquesne version of chemical weapons? >> duquesne is the way to put it rusted out old shells. things that would not be considered usable or at least not on a full scale today. >> the u.s. has never been hugely public about these stockpiles, right? >> well, two different things, right? shift into the current "new york times" story which is that the end of the iraq war, american troops were finding kachs of shells up to 2500 of them. and a number of soldiers, the pentagon says about 20 soldiers may have been exposed to or were exposed to either mustard or possibly sarin residue or different levels of the chemical and what's happening with that now. >> well, did they not tell -- where were those shells from?
i mean, why wouldn't the u.s. want that to be public? according to this article it was hidden. why wouldn't the u.s. want that to be known? what's the big deal? >> well, i'm not so sure that the u.s. didn't want this to be known. at the time the soldiers were told by commanders low level on the ground in their units not to reveal it or to it a certain degree to make up a story to not seek medical care. some of the soldiers in the "new york times" story said they did want medical care but were denied that. >> why would they be told that? what could possibly be the motivation of that. >> that is the major question put to the pentagon. the initial implication would be the politics of it. if we found weapons of mass destruction then that opens oup the giant can of worms of the purpose of the iraq war to begin with. >> the "new york times" article suggests that these old 1980s stockpile of chemical weapons had some fingerprints on it in the sense that some of the parts and components may have come from the u.s.? >> it did. the u.s. or western companies and german company in iraq at the time that helped produce the gas and
produce the shells. >> wouldn't want that known. kevin, thank you. never dull. >> yeah, never. >> and retired army major jared lamper was there when the u.s. military found the largest stockpile of chemical weapons. he says he was ordered to say nothing of significance was found. major lamper joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta. tell me what you saw and tell me why or what you were told about not saying what you saw. >> i wasn't specifically ordered to say nothing of significance but that's what we were told. in 2006, august of 2006, in iraq, we were told that someone was digging with a front end loader on the iraqi side of taji and we were going over to find what was there when we arrived, the gentleman had already left. we found some rocket bodies sticking out of the ground. we started digging through
those. we found three, we found 300, we found as we kept digging we found chemical rockets left over i would expect from before desert storm. these things were -- had no explosives in them but they were designed to be used as chemical weapons. and some of them had chemicals in them. we used a chemical agent monitor to scan them. we found that they did have signs or parts of nerve agent residue in them we were never told what was in there national ground intelligence command came through. they sent a contingent. i think a total of 38 soldiers came over to help investigate this when they took these apart. we wanted to know what was in them what we were being subjected to. nothing of significance, nothing you need to worry about, we did know that it was nerve agent in the end
what we did was just destroyed the grounds. we crushed them so they could not be used threw them in the creator and poured concrete over them. that's where they are still at today i believe. >> controversy one person hurt and adequate medical care as a consequence of the exposure. that's one particular issue. what i don't understand and what the "new york times" article implies is that there was almost a deliberate, you know that there was an effort to sort of hide that you know, the fact that might have contained that did you have any sense that there was any sort of directive low level, high level or anything else to sort of hide the fact that those pregulf war that means the 1980s chemicals stockpile that the rockets with rest due of some sort? >> right. i think everyone was afraid of claiming this was some sort of smoking begin. these items i think had been moved out of the chemical munitions plant and buried for future nurse. someone knew they were there. someone was big digging them
up for nefarious purposes. i don't think they were going to be used to our benefit. so, as to what the purpose of them i don't know, i can only suppose that no one wanted to say that these are the chemical weapons that are being used against our own troops currently this was going to be used in the future against us. >> major, thank you very much. thank you a murder mystery in the midwest. other side of the law charged with suffocating his wife. her death happened 8 years ago. our legal
mysterious death. husband former high school and college football star has just now been served with the murder and sits in jail awaiting trial. what suddenly led to his arrest? we spoke with quincy illinois police chief rod copely. >> the largest change is that in the original pathologist's autopsy 8 years ago, she ruled the cause of death is undetermined. and we have since had several autopsy and review it and have determined the cause of death to be suffocation at the hands of another. >> joining us is katie fang and defense lawyer ted williams. ted,ed 8 years later someone is arrested. first of all, start with the fact that this is a murder case but there -- i mean, there still has not been persuasive evidence. certainly not enough for a jury that there has even been a murder. >> you are absolutely right. i know katie is ready to jump on me. i need to wear two hats here. as a lawyer i would love this case as a defense
lawyer because there was no signs of struggle. they had a perfect marriage. there has been no motive. the body itself was cremated. let me speak as a police homicide detective though. when you look at the autopsy report, it shows that at 8:00, 8:15 he took his children to school on that day. comes back home at 9:15. the wife is dead. rigor mortis is setting. in that is where they have been got a problem from my standpoint as a police officer. katie your thoughts on this. as a former prosecutor? how do you look at this. >> i know you are waiting for me katie. >> ted is totally right. i could not wait to get my hands on this case as a former prosecutor. there is something rottenten in' quincy. forget denmark. there is something rotten in quincy. how does this guy come home, the wife is alive when he leaves, like 45 minutes earlier and then he comes home and there is no blood settling in the body. it doesn't make any sense.
something is not passing the smell test on this case. the fact that he was an assistant state attorney at the time means he had close relationships with law enforcement. he doesn't call 911. he calls his, i guess now boss or, excuse me then boss, the state attorney. so you know there is something really awry with this whole situation. >> how do you prove that a murder occurred? he may be a really lousy husband but. >> where's the beef? >> but, how do you prove the murder? >> i will concede that motive is going to it be a very difficult case for the prosecution. because by all accounts they did have, i don't believe in the perfect marriage but they did have a very good marriage but you know, he admits the last fight they had was over a cell phone. they are arguing over a cell phone? that doesn't even make sense. but do you have injuries to the body where is the
motive? >> i'm less concerned with the motive than actually proving the actual murder and she had been cremated you can't exhume her to see because county coroners. >> one of the better things guy michael baden, one of my best friends a forensic pathologist who has said she was suffocated and the rationale behind that there is a scar in her mouth. >> that's not from actually herself he can't exhume her body. >> there are no injuries of her fighting. >> i will give you 20 seconds, how do you prove that it wasn't a natural death. >> i prove a murder this way. you have a woman by all accounts that was ill from the flu weakened state state. injuries on the inside of her mouth sufficient with suffocation. not a requirement that you have someone throttling at her neck to strangle her to kill her.
you basically have a woman who has undetermined cause of death. that's how you end up proving it was a homicide. >> all right. we have a lot more discussion on this one. thank you. this is a plert. just moments ago the plane carrying dallas nurse carrying a nurse with ebola arriving in atlanta. there is amber vincent taken to amber university hospital where she will be treated in a special biocontainment unit. three ebola patient have been successfully treated there. we will continue to update you on this breaking news. and up next. you will love. this actor gary sinise is here and gary and i will be joined by [ male announcer ] are your joints ready for action?
playing lt. dan in forrest gump. is he not only a successful actor but long-time advocate for our nation's military veterans. now he is helping our wounded warriors we build their lives literally. earlier today gary sinise stopped by "on the record." gary, nice to you. >> thank you very much. >> and what fun for us. we do so many bad news stories like ebola and isis finally we have a good news story like what you are doing. tell me about this project. >> well, we are building homes across the country for our wounded. this particular home is for travis mills. is he one of the five surviving quadruple amputees. he was blown up and lost both his legs on his third tour to afghanistan. he is a resilient guy and under our building for america's bravest partnership with several partners and great sponsors, we are handing him the keys.
we handed him the keys today. so he is going to move into his house with his wife kelsey and his young daughter chloe. >> what's so special about this house? if he has all these am amputations? how does he live in this house? what you have done for him? >> what we try to do is provide as much independence for somebody like that with these challenges as possible. so we put technology into the house that is going to make somebody who is missing arms and legs have a a better opportunity to manage his own life. you know, so many of these warriors caregiver or the spouse or the man or dad or brother, whoever the caregiver is, we want to give not only the warrior his independence but the family their independence. we put, for example, this is a two story house. is he i has no arms and legs, going up and down stairs is going to be difficult for him. we put an elevator in the house. we have got a lot of things running on ipad.
he has one good prosthetic hand that he can press buttons with. make it possible to take care of himself. he has a young daughter that he wants to be able to manage her and take care of her a little bit better. we put things in the house that are going to allow him to care for her and help his wife have a little more independence as well. >> i have someone on the phone, travis mills joins us on the phone. travis? >> how are you doing today? >> i'm doing fine. i got your very good friend here i have been listening. mr. sinise, gary as you like to be called. i'm actually in the patriot guard like the parade really heading to the property. i have kelsey with me and chloe in the backseat. i can't thank you enough. you know, i get to take my daughter home today, sir, thank you. i'm so sorry. i wasn't going to do. this i get to take my daughter home and i can't thank you enough. >> wow. >> travis, we are thrilled and happy that, you know, we
could do something for you. you are an amazing guy. you have an amazing family, kelsey and chloe are just great. welcome home, buddy. >> thank you so much, sir. i appreciate it interview. >> travis, enjoy. you and your family enjoy that house and a special thanks from me as well for all you have done. i'm sure you will love this house. thank you, travis. >> you have a great day. appreciate that. >> that's fun. isn't it? here is a guy who gave us so much and his family and now you and all your contributors and everyone worked hard look what you are doing back. >> it's a good feeling. we can't forget that we have been at war for 13 years and we have got so many wounded out there that have, you know, that are going to have life challenges for years to come. their families are going to have those challenges. if we can provide him this
let's all go off the record. what is the big deal? i have read there is discussion and even criticism of clooney's new life amal who specializes in human rights issue. what's the beef? that she has taken her husband's last name clooney and now on her law firm letterhead. is that really upsetting people? i don't care if she takes his name or doesn't. isn't that her business. with all that's going on in the world like ebola and isis and even sergeant tahmooressi. why would anyone be consumed with a movie star's last name choice? give it a break, give it a rest. it has occurred to me if it's no big deal then why am
i talking about it? good question. maybe i want lighter something than isis and ebola to talk about. it's an escape. who doesn't need that? that's my off-the-record comment. see you tomorrow. tonight on "red eye." >> coming up on "red eye" jeremy pif ven caught on tape huh ray ising a laundry basket. it is the footage you won't see on tmz. and why does the president want to install a stripper pole in the white house? >> he wants to do it because he wants to make sure he will take advantage of it. >> and attacked by an army of barefoot killers. we will investigate why anyone would want to harm the delicious fruit. >> now let's welcome our guests. she puts a foot in her mouth more often than jeffrey